Dr. Shang, MD., PhD., is Associate Professor of the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He specializes in cerebrovascular disease, and stroke treatment and prevention. 


Dr. Shang earned his medical degree at Shandong University in China and PhD degree at Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed fellowship training in neuroscience at National Institute of Health and residency in neurology at University of Miami. Then he received advanced training in vascular neurology through fellowship at University of Miami.  


Dr. Shang joined the UT Southwestern Faculty in 2012. He is currently the director of vascular neurology fellowship in the department of neurology. 


Dr. Shang's research focuses on the inflammatory and infectious roles (such as varicella-zoster virus infection) in intracranial large vessel disease and small vessel disease. He is interested in comprehending the pathophysiology and hemodynamic changes in rare stroke disorders. These rare stroke disorders includes Moyamoya Disease, CADASIL, CARASIL, COL4A1 mutation, MELAS, cerebral amyloid angiopathy and it's related inflammation and angiitis, et al). Advanced neuroimaging technology such as high resolution MR vessel wall imagingn is used in his research. Dr. Shang is committed to the care of patients with cerebrovascular diseases and searching for new preventive treatment.



Medical School
Shandong Medical University, China (1993)
Qingdao University/ Affiliated Hospital, China (1994), Medicine
Other Post Graduate Training
Medical College of Wisconsin (2005)
Graduate School
Medical College of Wisconsin (2005), Neuroscience
NIH National Cancer Institute - Office of Education (2007), Neuroscience
University of Miami (2008), Internal Medicine
University of Miami (2011), Neurology
University of Miami (2012), Vascular Neurology

Research Interest

  • Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy, CAA related Inflammation and Angitis
  • Genetic Cerebrovascular Disorder (CADASIL, CARASIL, COL4A1, RVCL, Fabry, MELAS)
  • Intracranial Vasculopathy from Atherosclerosis, Inflammation and Infection (VZV)
  • Intracranial Vessel Wall Imaging
  • Moyamoya Disease and Moyamoya Syndrome
  • Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome
  • Small Vessel Disease


Association of distal hyperintense vessel sign and recurrent stroke in patients with symptomatic intracranial stenosis
Salahuddin H, Saherwala A, Pinho MC, Moore W, Castonguay A, Khan NI, Jeelani F, Uppal H, He H, Campbell J, Shang T Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2022 Sep 31
Q-15 Minutes Vital Sign Documentation Is a Poor Surrogate for Assessing Quality of Care after Acute Ischemic Stroke
Stone S, Zhao H, Nyancho D, Schneider NJ, Shang T, Olson DM Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing 2021 Nov 40 328-332
Two Unique Mutations in HTRA1-Related Cerebral Small Vessel Disease in North America and Africa and Literature Review
Shang T, Pinho M, Ray D, Khera A Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2021 Nov 30
Impact of MRI Selection on Triage of Endovascular Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: The MRI in Acute Management of Ischemic Stroke (MIAMIS) Registry
Atchaneeyasakul K, Shang T, Haussen D, Ortiz G, Yavagal D Interventional Neurology 2020 Jan 8 135-143
Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Cerebral Microbleeds in Moyamoya Disease and Syndrome in the American Population
Khan NI, Saherwala AA, Chen M, Salehian S, Salahuddin H, Welch BG, Pinho MC, Shang T Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra 2019 9 139-147
Rivaroxaban or aspirin for patent foramen ovale and embolic stroke of undetermined source: a prespecified subgroup analysis from the NAVIGATE ESUS trial
Author Collaboration NE, Kasner SE, Swaminathan B, Lavados P, Sharma M, Muir K, Veltkamp R, Ameriso SF, Endres M, Lutsep H, Messé SR, Spence JD, Nedeltechev K, Perera K, Santo G, Olavarria V, Lindgren A, Bangdiwala S, Shoamanesh A, Berkowitz SD, Mundl H, Connolly SJ, Hart RG, Abdelhamid N, Abdul Rahman D, Abdul-Saheb M, Abreu P, Abroskina M, Abu Ahmad F, Accassat S, Acciaresi M, Adami A, Ahmad N, Ahmed F, Alberto Hawkes M, Alemseged F, Ali A, Altavilla R, Alwis L, Amarenco P, Amaro S, Amaya Sanchez LE, Amelia Pinto A, Ameriso SF, Amin H, Amino T, Amjad AK, Gebreyohanns M, Johnson M, Magadan A, Shang T The Lancet Neurology 2018 Dec 17 1053-1060
Unveiling a hidden 31P signal coresonating with extracellular inorganic phosphate by outer-volume-suppression and localized 31P MRS in the human brain at 7T
Ren J, Shang T, Sherry AD, Malloy CR Magnetic resonance in medicine 2018 Oct 80 1289-1297
Impaired cerebral autoregulation: Measurement and application to stroke
Xiong L, Liu X, Shang T, Smielewski P, Donnelly J, Guo ZN, Yang Y, Leung T, Czosnyka M, Zhang R, Liu J, Wong KS Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and psychiatry 2017 Jun 88 520-531
Clinical Reasoning: A 76-year-old man with acute-onset left-sided weakness and numbness
Renthal W, Alberts M, Shang T Neurology 2016 Apr 86 e156-e160
Endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke: Dawn of anew era
Alberts MJ, Shang T, Magadan A JAMA neurology 2015 Oct 72 1101-1103


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Honors & Awards

  • American Academy of Neurology Institute’s (AANI) Annual Meeting Fellow Scholarship
    The 64th Annual meeting of AAN (2012)
  • Resident Travel Grant Award
    Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) Practicum and Interactive laboratory (2010)
  • Resident Travel Grant Award
    Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) 3rd Annual Meeting (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology (2009)
  • American Heart Association (2010)
  • American Society of Neuroimaging (2014)
  • American Stroke Association (2010)
  • Society of Stroke & Interventional Neurology